Psychology Research and Behavior Management (Dec 2022)

Mediation Effects of Premarital Sexual Permissiveness on the Relationship Between Expectations for Marriage and Marital Intention of Vietnamese Undergraduate Students

  • Ngo-Thi TT,
  • Huynh VS,
  • Dang-Thi NT,
  • Nguyen-Duong BT,
  • Vu-Nguyen TT,
  • Nantachai G,
  • Nguyen Trong N,
  • Tran-Chi VL

Journal volume & issue
Vol. Volume 15
pp. 3513 – 3530


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Thuy-Trinh Ngo-Thi,1 Van-Son Huynh,1 Nhu-Thuyen Dang-Thi,1 Bao-Tran Nguyen-Duong,1 Thuy-Tien Vu-Nguyen,1 Gallayaporn Nantachai,2 Nguyen Nguyen Trong,1 Vinh-Long Tran-Chi1 1Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 2Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, ThailandCorrespondence: Nguyen Nguyen Trong, Faculty of Psychology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam, Tel/Fax +84 387 149 100, Email [email protected]: The purpose of this study was to investigate the direct and indirect effects of expectations for marital relationships and premarital sexual permissiveness on intent to marry of Vietnamese emerging adults.Patients and Methods: Our cross-sectional study was focused on emerging adults including 344 participants, undergraduate students from universities in Viet Nam. This study was assessed by using the PLS-SEM approach.Results: The main findings demonstrated that (i) sexual orientation have a significant effect on marital intention; (ii) individuals’ expectations for marital relationship have a direct effect on marital intention; and (iii) premarital sexuality permissiveness mediates the relationship between expectations for marital relationship and marital intention.Conclusion: Our results contribute important documents and clearer understanding of emerging adults’ expectations and requirements in a relationship for the marriage decision-making process.Keywords: premarital sexual permissiveness, expectations for marriage, marital intention, marriage, sexual orientations